[CDBUG-talk] mount_smbfs question

Patrick Muldoon doon at inoc.net
Thu Mar 17 09:31:01 EST 2005

Jonathan Franks wrote:
> Password:
> mount_smbfs: unable to open connection: syserr = Connection reset by peer
> So, using -I seems to get me a little closer, in that it at least
> prompts for a password. I've tested with several servers across the
> network, and without exception the ones on vlan 10 work perfectly, and
> those on any other vlan behave as above. I am able to ping all of the
> servers using either their IP address or their dns name. Nonetheless,
> on a whim I tried adding them to /etc/hosts, but this had no effect.
> Anyhow I'm running low on ideas for this so I thought I'd throw it out
> to you guys to see if anyone might have an answer. Any thoughts?

how are you routing between the 2 VLANS?

Any Access lists that would be blocking SMB? Or any access lists on the
target server that would prevent it from talking to a non local (same
subnet IP)

Can you ping the the IP on VLAN20?

can you nmap the ip in question?

Does the Server in VLAN 20 have a Default GW or a route to be able to
see you FreeBSD box.

If you reverse it, go to the server in VLAN 20, and try to ping /
connect to the freebsd box what happens?

Just some quick thoughts of the top of my head.

not sure if it matters when acting as a client...
from /usr/local/etc/smb.conf

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
   hosts allow = 192.168.10. 127. 192.168.11. 192.168.12.

This allows the various subnets I have here at home access to the the
SMB server on hobbiton (but with only 1 winders box left, i not sure how
long I will need to still run samba ... :) )


Patrick Muldoon
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